“Last Monday [March 13, 2006], just days after saying that pacification efforts with the Iraqis were going ‘very, very well,’ Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told an audience that Iraq is ‘a place that is having some real difficulties right now’ and that ‘everything is in place if they want to have a civil war.’ ”

 – Nina Camp, Michael O’Hanlon, and Amy Unikewicz, “The State of Iraq: An Update,” The New York Times, March 19, 2006